Meet Leif Kruse

Hometown: Not one home town, but lots of traveling.

Years of Experience: 18 years in the bike industry, most spent as a professional mechanic

Certifications and Awards: Multiple Shimano certifications, STU (Sram Technical University), BG fit certification

Outside Interests and Hobbies: Cycling, paddle boarding, hiking, surfing, traveling, painting, linocut printmaking

Favorite Gear: How can you have just one favorite when there are so many sweet new bikes?

Favorite local outdoor destination(s): Cochrans. It's close to Burlington, fun, and has plenty of climbing.

Fun Fact or Story: I lived on a sailboat for four years and travelled through the Caribbean before high school. I’m also half Danish.